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EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane’s frivolous appeals make a mockery of ...


EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane’s frivolous appeals make a mockery of judicial system

The public protector is playing the courts like a fiddle and her delaying tactics seem to be working


The latest chapter in the Busisiwe Mkhwebane spectacle is a frustrating example of how SA’s court processes can at times be used to stall and stifle constitutional accountability.

The public protector this week achieved the dubious honour of becoming the first person to apply to the Constitutional Court to rescind its decision to reject her earlier rescission application.

You may have to read that line again. It’s brain freeze fodder designed to exhaust and frustrate legal processes — most likely in an attempt to delay any possible impeachment hearing until her term expires in October next year...

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